The Ryukyu Brown frog (Rana ulma) is found throughout the Ryukyu Islands. It is listed as an endangered species on the IUCN list of threatened species. Some of the most beautiful frogs are found on Kume Island.
- Scientific name: Rana ulma - Synonym Babina okinavana
- Common name: Ryukyu Brown Frog
- Distribution: Ryukyu Islands
- Habitat: Forests, mountain slopes, drainage ditches and farm fields.
- Diet: Insects
- Average size: 45mm-65mm
- Color: brown
The Ryukyu Brown Frog is found in northern Okinawa. The Yanbaru forest is a wildlife protected area.
They blend in very well with the leaf litter, rocks, and the surrounding grass.
Mating season is during the winter months.
Photographed on white for the Meet Your Neighbours project.
A wide-angle perspective of the small brown frog.
Pay attention to crossing wildlife. Frogs are often found on the road searching for insects
Let’s protect the animals of Okinawa.